Monday, January 11, 2010

Charles Barkley back in the NBA?

(AP) Former NBA all-star Charles Barkley, a commentator for Turner Sports, said he would consider coming out of retirement to play for the Toronto Raptors but said he would also mull the possibility of leaving his post as commentator to pursue part ownership and/or presidency of basketball operations in Toronto.

Well let's look back several years ago when Jordan came out of retirement to play for the Wizards. We all know how that went. Barkley promises this will be completely different.

"I did tell a friend of mine that I was thinking of coming back, and I am still thinking about it," Barkley said during halftime of last night's Lakers-Bucks game. "It's not going to be like how Michael (Jordan) did it, this will be better."

Barkley went on to say if he were to head the Raptors organization he would make some big changes.

"I would make some moves. The Raptors are too much of a foreign team right now. This is the NBA... the National Basketball of America. They don't have any real men playing the blocks. You can't expect some Italian to bang bodies down low. Bosh needs to gain some weight to really be effective. He needs to get on the Barkley diet."

Barkley is expected to make his announcement at All-star Weekend in Dallas.

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